1.4M More Homeowners Regain Equity

The number of U.S. properties considered "equity rich" has increased by nearly 1.4 million units from a year ago, according to the First Quarter 2017 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report produced by ATTOM Data Solutions. Now, more than 13.7 million homes—or about a quarter of all U.S. … [Read more...]

10 Sneaky Tricks to Make Your Living Room Look Expensive

Next to the kitchen, the living room is arguably the most important room in the home. True to its name, it's where life happens. It's where guests gather, where you spend lazy evenings by the fire (or basking in the soft glow of Netflix—no judgment here), and, in most floor plans, one of the … [Read more...]

Get Fired Up for Summer With These 6 Easy Home Maintenance Tasks – Video

Our May checklist of home maintenance tasks will help transform your home into an outdoor entertainer's dream—and still leave time for enjoying balmy weather. Get Fired Up for Summer With These 6 Easy Home Maintenance Tasks … [Read more...]

Home Prices Grow Twice as Fast as Incomes

Strong buyer demand this spring is pushing home prices up at double the rate of increase in income growth, The Wall Street Journal reports. The median price of an existing home for all housing types was $236,400 in March, up 6.8 percent from a year ago, when it was $221,400, according to the … [Read more...]

How Trees Benefit Home Values

Landscaping that can boost their home’s value and reduce energy bills. Read more: 4 Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station says that planting a tree in front of a house increases the home’s sale price by an average of $7,130. So, in essence, … [Read more...]

Mini Kitchen Make-overs for $500 or Less – Video

Check out this Kitchen Make-Over video: Mini Kitchen Make-Overs … [Read more...]

Upgrade on the Cheap for a New Look!

Check out these great and least expensive upgrades - video. Surprisingly cheap upgrades will make your home fell brand new! … [Read more...]

What Really Makes a Property Appreciate

A home’s value generally appreciates 3 percent to 4 percent every year, which is attributed mostly to population growth and inflation. However in 2016, homeowners saw appreciation jump to an average of 6.3 percent. Read more: Study: Small Homes Appreciate Faster Realtor.com®’s research team … [Read more...]

More Homeowners Tackle Renovation Projects

Homeowners are sprucing up their properties and undertaking more remodeling and repair projects, according to a recent study. The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity, released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, shows an annual growth in home improvement and repair … [Read more...]

Will Tax Changes Benefit Homeowners and Investors?

As the White House shifts its focus to tax reform, analysts are examining who will benefit from the proposal announced Wednesday afternoon. The New York Times reported yesterday that this week’s stock market surge could be attributed to President Donald Trump’s call to cut the corporate tax rate … [Read more...]